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CalSTRS appoints director of investment strategy and risk

Monday, June 17, 2019

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Geraldine Jimenez was named director of investment strategy and risk at the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Investment strategy and risk is a new unit in the investment branch of the $233.9 billion California State Teachers' Retirement System, West Sacramento.

Ms. Jimenez will lead the unit, which implements and monitors the pension fund's overall portfolio strategy and risk profile. She will report to Scott Chan, CalSTRS' deputy chief investment officer.

Prior to her new director position, Jimenez was the portfolio manager leading the CalSTRS Investment Engagement Unit.

In this capacity, she responded to stakeholder priorities and worked with the Teachers' Retirement Board, senior investment team and executive staff to research investment information on external issues such as legislation or environmental, social and governance issues.

"Geraldine has all the right skills and experience to lead this unit. As we bring more intelligence gathering and data analysis function in-house, her understanding of CalSTRS investment needs and priorities means the unit's work has a substantial head start," said Chan. "As we continue to implement the Collaborative Model, this unit will leverage it for the total portfolio."

The Investment Strategy and Risk unit is comprised of three components: Total Fund Portfolio Management, Risk Management and Innovative Strategies.

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